Crunch time for insurers on capital rules

Sharp share price falls at two Dutch groups highlight risks

FCA looks into Aviva-Friends Life tie-up

UK regulator concerned over possible leaks and share price moves

Week in Review

Week in Review, August 29

Zurich bid for RSA; Facebook, BHP Billiton and BlackRock also in the news

RBS to scrap ‘teasers’ on home insurance

State-backed lender seeks to keep customers

Hastings Direct motor vehicle Insurance website

Hastings gears up for £1bn autumn float

Chief assures investors the insurer has its ‘eye on the ball’

old age pensioners oaps elderly people relaxing by seafront in sun
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Groups race to offload pension liabilities

New financial safety standards threaten to push up costs

an Indian Oil Corporation's Petrol Pump in New Delhi, India Wednesday, August 17, 2005. Shares of Indian Oil Corp., the nation's largest refiner and its state-run rivals may rise as the government prepares a plan to compensate them for losses incurred in selling fuels below the cost of production. (Amit Bhargava/Bloomberg News)

India’s LIC saves Indian Oil share sale

Life Insurance Corp buys nearly all stock in ill-timed offering

Zurich’s RSA bid leaves Hester on move

Premium offered enables shareholders to make up some lost ground

RSA set to agree £5.6bn Zurich bid

Hester in line for £8.5m payout if deal goes through

RSA: cash asserts royal prerogative

Hester’s turnround strategy set to earn him an early exit but with thanks from grateful investors

Shares in RSA buoyed on Zurich talks

Swiss insurer asks for deadline extension as talks advance over weekend

Zurich seeks more time for £5bn RSA offer

RSA likely to grant extension as talks progress over weekend

Spire falls 14% after warning on NHS cuts

Private hospital operator blames decline in patient referrals

Surge in car claims hits UK insurers

Motor sector is forecast to post underwriting losses in 2015

Zurich drafts in Evercore for RSA bid

Deadline looms as both sides remain far apart on price

Two-thirds of savers cash in pension pots

Royal London customers move into money accounts

Admiral: rainy day savings

UK auto insurer finds a little sunshine

Annuities fall out of favour

The increasingly unpopular products represent a secure income in later life

Retirement savings: how much is enough?

Calculating the size of an ideal pension pot can be daunting

Pensions: the new rules on inheritance

Passing retirement pots on is less punitive now

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